[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 115 (Thursday, June 14, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35623-35624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14493]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 51 and 54

[WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC 
Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45; WT Docket No. 10-208; FCC 11-161]


Connect America Fund; a National Broadband Plan for Our Future; 
Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers; 
High-Cost Universal Service Support

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission 
(Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
has approved, for a period of 3 years, revisions to an information 
collection associated with the Commission's Connect America Fund, 
Report and Order (Order). The Commission submitted revisions to this 
information collection under control number 3060-0400 to OMB for review 
and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), 77 FR 20629, on April 5, 2012. OMB approved the 
revisions on May 17, 2012.

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DATES: The rules amending 47 CFR 51.907(b)(1), (c)(1), and (d) through 
(h); 51.909(b)(1), and (c) through (k); 51.911(b) and (c); 51.915(e)(5) 
and (f)(7); 51.917(e)(6) and (f)(3); and 54.304 published November 29, 
2011 (76 FR 73830) are effective June 14, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Belinda Nixon, Wireline Competition 
Bureau, (202) 418-1520 or TTY: (202) 418-0484.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on May 17, 
2012, OMB approved, for a period of 3 years, information collection 
requirements contained in the Commission's Order, FCC 11-161, published 
at 76 FR 73830, November 29, 2011. The OMB Control Number is 3060-0400. 
The Commission publishes this notice as an announcement of the 
effective date of rules that required OMB approval. To request 
materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, 
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to 
fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 
(202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Synopsis

    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on 
May 17, 2012, for the information collection requirements contained in 
the Commission's rules at Sec. Sec.  51.907(b)(1), (c)(1), and (d) 
through (h); 51.909(b)(1), and (c) through (k); 51.911(b) and (c); 
51.915(e)(5) and (f)(7); 51.917(e)(6) and (f)(3); and 54.304.
    Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a 
collection of information unless it displays a current, valid OMB 
Control Number.
    No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply 
with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB 
Control Number is 3060-0400.
    The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507.
    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    Estimated Annual Burden: 8,554 responses; .5 hours to 53 hours; 
121,656 hours.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. 201, 202, 203, and 251(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, 
as amended.
    Needs and Uses: On November 18, 2011, the Commission adopted the 
Order, FCC 11-161, published at 76 FR 73830, November 29, 2011, that 
requires or permits incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers, 
as part of transitioning regulation of interstate and intrastate 
switched access rates and reciprocal compensation rates to bill-and-
keep under section 251(b)(5), to file tariffs with state commissions 
and the Commission. This transition affects different switched access 
rates at specified timeframes and establishes an Access Recovery Charge 
by which carriers will be able to assess end users a monthly charge to 
recover some or all of the revenues they are permitted to recover 
resulting from reductions in intercarrier compensation rates. The 
intrastate tariff filings may, depending on state requirements, require 
supporting materials to be filed that may also largely be satisfied by 
submitting the new information collection referenced above.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-14493 Filed 6-13-12; 8:45 am]
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